By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss|
Sokode Gbogame Youth Association, both in the homeland and the diaspora, has unveiled its inaugural Homecoming Festival, focusing on bolstering educational development in the area.
Simultaneously, a comprehensive 30-year education development project has been initiated by the youth and elders, promoting education and skill acquisition as top priorities up to tertiary levels.
The project targets the advancement of Gbogame through community-based support, fostering professionals in various fields for both Ghana and international spheres.
The initiative encourages financial responsibility for students pursuing higher education in health, engineering, legal, technical, and vocational skills. The program extends its support to both indigene and non-indigene students, aiming to cultivate professionals from the community for the global stage.
Envisioned to cover all concerned residents of Gbogame, the project aims to engage approximately four thousand contributors annually, with ten beneficiaries per year. The seed money for the initiative is set at Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghc250,000.00).
Speaking at the launch event held on Monday, December 25, 2023, at Sokode Gbogame, Mr. Joe Daniels Kokroko, the Chief Executive Officer of Sokode Gbogame Marketing and Branding, expressed the youth’s readiness to collaborate closely with chiefs, elders, and the community for effective mobilization in 2024, with the first batch of beneficiaries expected in 2025.
He stated that strategies are set aside on one-on-one engagements with the residents to undertake the project whole heatedly to create clear understanding of the concept and its benefit to the community.
Winfred Afesorgbor, President of Sokode Gbogame Youth Association, emphasized the town’s historical unity and achievements, underscoring the need for the youth to revive past glories.
He called on the elders to share the town’s history, fostering a bright future through a festival that aims to bring back diaspora youth to support community development.
The Youth Association, warmly received by the town’s chiefs and elders, witnessed the inauguration of both local and national executives, along with the coordinator of non-indigenes, who will oversee the administrative activities of the Association.